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Author : Mini Shrinivasan
Santosh craves the space for both parents in his life, and decides to do something about it. A short, quick-read novel that explores a delicate web of relationships with a refreshingly light and honest touch.
2010: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi
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|Specifications||60 pages; 8.5” x 5.5”; black & white; soft cover|
|Awards||2010: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi|
|Tags||parent, family, divorce, estrangement, belonging, searching for father, journey, coming-of-age novel, award|
Santosh travels alone from Mumbai, where he lives with his mother, to Kolkata, on holiday. But he has secret plans to look for his father whom he barely remembers. The train ride brings him into contact with people quite outside his sheltered world — an eventful prelude to another, deeper, journey. With a refreshingly light and honest touch, Just a Train Ride Away explores the emotional dilemma of young boy who craves the space for both parents in his life and faces the bitter-sweet reality of estrangement and belonging. A short, quick-read, coming of age novel.